Executives at Comcast, the media behemoth looking to buy a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal, have given large sums of money to presidential candidate Barack Obama and Democrats in recent years The Hill reported Saturday:
Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts made more than $76,000 in political contributions to Democrats since 2006, compared to $13,500 in contributions to Republicans. Comcast vice president and top lobbyist David Cohen made about $180,000 to Democrats in the same period, compared to $12,000 to Republicans, according to OpenSecrets.org.
But that's just the beginning (h/t Big Hollywood):
Cohen also helped raise more than $6 million for Obama’s election campaign. [...]
During the 2008 election cycle, Comcast’s political action committee raised more than $2.5 million.
Beyond this, as NewsBusters previously reported, Roberts sent a letter to Obama Thursday endorsing healthcare reform legislation currently before Congress.
Add it all up, and the media giant looking to buy a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal has some strong ties to the White House and the Democrat Party.